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Christmas Cookies

Mama's Christmas Cookies

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 hr
Servings 4 dozen


  • electric mixer


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups mixed red and green candy coated chocolates (like M&Ms)
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups pretzel rods, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl until evenly combined.
  • Combine butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer on medium high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in vanilla, then add the eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add the flour mixture and beat on low until the dough just comes together.
  • Add the chocolate candies, oats, pretzels, and white chocolate chips and stir with a large spoon until evenly mixed.
  • Scoop cookie dough and form 1 inch balls and space cookies evenly apart on a baking sheet. Press the dough balls into thick disks with the palm of your hand.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes until the cookies are golden brown at the edges and barely brown in the middle. Rotate the baking sheet(s) front to back halfway through.
  • Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for 1 minute, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.